I Heard the News Today… and Lots of Other Stuff Too

The special election and all its drama is finally over and all that drama may be a contributing factor, but it’s not just that–I have social media fatigue. Or maybe it’s just social fatigue. Either way, I get the feeling that I really need to reduce my bubble for a moment. Or a weekend, maybe.…

Goodbye Weekend, I’ll Miss You

There were a few things I didn’t get done this weekend, like homework or book reading, but there was also plenty that got done. I worked four and a half hours, my eldest child was shuttled back and forth from a birthday pool party, I took the younger two to a park, I folded a…

No Foolin’

This evening I took a wellness assessment through my work wellness program. I, um, need to take better care of myself. The assessment results weren’t terrible by any means, but I can do better. I can eat better, I can manage my time better, I can be more mindful with my relationships, and I can…

Reading Challenges 2017

I’m a sucker for a challenge and one of my favorite kinds is a reading challenge. I don’t usually succeed… okay, I don’t think I’ve ever succeeded, but I love them anyway. I’ve been feeling guilty and not buying anything when I go to the bookstore and feeling a little guilty when I visit the…

Rare Form

Early on in my work day my officemate turned to me, laughed a bit, and said, “You’re in rare form today!” Indeed. My “rare form” stemmed from having seen the first minutes of the first of December in, not by choice, but because the toddler couldn’t sleep. Never mind that mommy had been awake since…

Independence Day, 2016

No camping, no floating, no fishing, no picnics here. It’s just been a mundane Monday for the most part, but we had hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner and we’ll make some s’mores and watch the fireworks from our patio later. Hopefully the baby will sleep though most of it. I feel pretty good about…

Mayday May Day

I woke up yesterday morning and realized that it was the first day of the week and the first day of the month of May. A beginning, to be sure! Then I thought about how a third of 2016 has already flown by. There’s still two thirds of the year left, though, and plenty of time…